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Climate change challenges and adaptations at farm-level: case studies from Asia and Africa.

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This book is a compendium of studies on climate change challenges and adaptations at the farm level, capturing research carried out across the continents of Asia and Africa. Chapter 1 is on the introduction to climate change vulnerability and adaptation strategies with rural farm-level perspective. Chapter 2 discusses the analytical framework and methodologies for analysing farm level vulnerabilit...

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Chapter 12 (Page no: 212)

Way forward - towards climate resilience.

This chapter sketches out the intervention needs from the evidence evolved from the comprehensive analysis described in the previous chapters. The authors argue that there are innumerable entry points for interventions that should be in place through policies, and programmes to create an enabling environment to adapt effectively among the rural population in the arid and semi-arid tropics. This chapter summarizes the critical areas identified within the sustainable livelihood framework that has to be promoted relentlessly until the very objective of enhancing resilience is achieved. The current policies and support are blanket in nature and they resonate a high disconnect because they are aggregative, top down, highly macro-level approaches. Furthermore, they are often coupled with uncertainties and information gaps, thereby vitiating the mainstreaming of adaptation options that is crucial for these marginal environments of the developing world. A comprehensive policy recommendation will be discussed with reference to contexts of Asia and Africa.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Climate change vulnerability and adaptation strategies at farm-level: a retrospection. Author(s): Singh, N. P. Byjesh, K. Bantilan, C.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 11) Analytical framework and methodologies for analysing farm-level vulnerability. Author(s): Singh, N. P. Byjesh, K. Bantilan, C. Rao, V. U. M. Nedumaran, S. Venkateswarulu, B. Niranjan, F. Jayatilaka, W. Deb, U. K. Ha, P. Q. Suddhiyam, P.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 34) What's in store for Asia: making sense of changes in climate trends. Author(s): Singh, N. P. Byjesh, K. Bantilan, C. Rao, V. U. M. Venkateswarulu, B. Niranjan, F. Jayatilaka, W. Deb, U. K. Ha, P. Q. Suddhiyam, P.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 58) Changing climate - responding to the inevitable. Author(s): Singh, N. P. Byjesh, K. Bantilan, C. Rao, V. U. M. Venkateswarulu, B. Niranjan, F. Jayatilaka, W. Deb, U. K. Ha, P. Q. Suddhiyam, P.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 86) Climate change and food security in Asia and Africa: agricultural futures. Author(s): Nedumaran, S. Jyosthnaa, P. Singh, N. P. Bantilan, C. Byjesh, K.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 115) Evaluating adaptation options at crop level for climate change in the tropics of south Asia and west Africa. Author(s): Singh, P. Singh, N. P. Nedumaran, S. Bantilan, C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 138) Scoping climate change adaptation strategies for smallholder farmers in East Africa - a multi-dimensional, multi-scenario impact assessment. Author(s): Claessens, L. Antle, J. M. Stoorvogel, J. J. Valdivia, R. O. Thornton, P. K. Herrero, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 146) Sustainable land and water management approaches in sub-Saharan Africa: farm-level analysis of climate change mitigation and adaptation from sub-Saharan Africa. Author(s): Ndjeunga, J. Zarafi, M. A. Nikiema, A. Traore, P. S. Amani, A. Mahamane, S. Ibro, A. M. Amadou, S. Nkonya, E.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 168) Sociological significance: enhancing resilience to climate change among communities. Author(s): Singh, N. P. Bantilan, C. Jayatilaka, W. Padmaja, R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 179) Policy options towards climate resilience: agent-based assessment of farm households in West Africa. Author(s): Wossen, T. Nedumaran, S. Berger, T.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 197) Moving along adaptation pathways toward grass-root resilience: a synthesis. Author(s): Singh, N. P. Bantilan, C. Byjesh, K. Nedumaran, S. Rao, V. U. M. Venkateswarulu, B. Niranjan, F. Jayatilaka, W. Deb, U. K. Ha, P. Q. Suddhiyam, P.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2015
  • ISBN
  • 9781780644639
  • Record Number
  • 20153402689